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The Serpent of Distraction is a quest with an eponymous boss. Defeating this boss will unlock the Snake Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Serpent of Distraction's HP (1100) makes this a long quest and its strength multiplier (2.5) make this a hard quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in about four weeks. The high difficulty means missed Dailies will cause higher amounts of damage to the group; having a Healer in the party is highly recommended.


It takes a hardy soul to live in the Sand Dunes of Distraction. The arid desert is hardly a productive place, and the shimmering dunes have led many a traveler astray.

However, something has even the locals spooked. The sands have been shifting and upturning entire villages. Residents claim a monster with an enormous serpentine body lies in wait under the sands, and they have all pooled together a reward for whomever will help them find and stop it. The much-lauded snake charmers @EmeraldOx and @PainterProphet have agreed to help you summon the beast.

Can you stop the Serpent of Distraction?


Defeat the Serpent of Distraction.

On Completion

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With assistance from the charmers, you banish the Serpent of Distraction. Though you were happy to help the inhabitants of the Dunes, you can't help but feel a little sad for your fallen foe.

While you contemplate the sights, @LordDarkly approaches you. "Thank you! It's not much, but I hope this can express our gratitude properly." He hands you some Gold and... some Snake eggs! You will see that majestic animal again after all.


Achievement: The Serpent of Distraction x1
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Snake Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
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725 experience
73 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Snake pets and mounts.

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Snake Pet Snake Mount
Base Pet-Snake-Base.png Mount Snake-Base.png
White Pet-Snake-White.png Mount Snake-White.png
Desert Pet-Snake-Desert.png Mount Snake-Desert.png
Red Pet-Snake-Red.png Mount Snake-Red.png
Shade Pet-Snake-Shade.png Mount Snake-Shade.png
Skeleton Pet-Snake-Skeleton.png Mount Snake-Skeleton.png
Zombie Pet-Snake-Zombie.png Mount Snake-Zombie.png
Pet-Snake-CottonCandyPink.png Mount Snake-CottonCandyPink.png
Pet-Snake-CottonCandyBlue.png Mount Snake-CottonCandyBlue.png
Golden Pet-Snake-Golden.png Mount Snake-Golden.png

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Serpent of Distraction was created for the official Habitica blog.

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Phobia Protection Extension

For those with phobias who don't want to see certain quest pets, mounts, and bosses (such as the snakes from this quest) during gameplay, there is a Phobia Protection Extension.

Development and Credits

  • Release date: November 11, 2015
  • Writers: Daniel the Bard and felipena
  • Artists: Scroll - UncommonCriminal   Boss - EmeraldOx   Egg - Lord Darkly   Mount - PainterdeCluster   Pet - Lord Darkly   Promo Art - James Danger
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